APPALACHIAN ADVENTURE WOMENíS OUTDOOR WEEKEND: Touch the Earth Adventures invites you to a weekend-long retreat celebrating our Mother Earth and spirit of the regionís Appalachian roots. Focusing on nature-based adventure and education, create your own adventure from a menu of educational workshops taught by professional instructors. Learn the basics of backpacking, kayaking, birding and yoga, explore the forest during guided hikes and discover the region's natural treasures. Saturday night features an unforgettable merging of acoustic guitar, clawhammer banjo and hammered dulcimer from celebrated musicians Steve and Ruth Smith, whose style of Celtic and Appalachian music has been featured on XM Radio and NPR. Donít miss this incredible weekend of relaxation, learning, friendship and nature.

Click here for a bio on the instructors for the weekend.

  • Ages: 18 & up
  • Days: Friday afternoon-Monday morning
  • Date: September 3 - 6, 2010
  • Time: Opening reception and campfire Friday evening at 7 p.m.
  • Fee: $375 includes two full days of instruction plus bonus guided hikes and paddles, three nights in a shared cabin, a marshmallow roast around the campfire and live music Saturday night. Private rooms in the lodge are available for an extra fee.
  • Location: Burr Oak State Park Lodge. Arrive Friday afternoon, depart Monday morning.

Register early, space is limited!

To register, please complete and return the registration form along with payment to:

Mimi Morrison
Touch the Earth Adventures
PO Box 326
Athens, OH 45701
[email protected]

  • or Pay online with PayPal
  • Once we receive your registration, you will receive a brochure(links to 2-page pdf file) and class sign up sheet
  • Cancellation policy: Before August 15, 50% refund; no refunds after August 15

PO BOX 326
Athens, OH 45701